Unfortunately three of my teams didn’t survive the second round. La Marque fell to a good Coldspring team, Idalou was blown out and Harlingen lost a close and controversial game against Valley power Sharyland. The good news is that five of my original eleven are still playing after Thanksgiving. Stamford scored a ton of points beating Panhandle( pictures here), Carthage dominated defending state champion Navasota ( If you have three hours to kill, here’s a YouTube video of the entire game.) The Calhoun Sandcrabs upset Flour Bluff 27-20, Aledo continued to roll, beating Boswell 75-14 and the Cedar Hill Longhorns handles the Hebron Hawks 42-21.
This weekend has Stamford vs. Sundown, Carthage vs. Silsbee, Calhoun vs. Cedar Park, Aledo vs. Canyon and Cedar Hill vs. Abilene Cooper ( Radio Link).
Wish I could be any of these places, but I’m still in Reno. I booked my first trip back to Texas since I came home last year. I’ll arrive at DFW two weeks from today on December 12th, in time for the semi’s and will stay through the State chapionships the following weekend. I’m looking forward to being in Texas again and catching up with some of the people I spent time with last year. I’ve got my fingers crossed that some of my teams will still be playing when I arrive. Good luck everybody and have a happy Thanksgiving… Time to start cooking the turkey.